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SpekCalc: a program to calculate photon spectra from tungsten anode x-ray tubes.
A software program, SpekCalc, is presented for the calculation of x-ray spectra from tungsten anode x-ray tubes. SpekCalc was designed primarily for use in a medical physics context, for bothExpand
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Monte Carlo modelling of external radiotherapy photon beams.
An essential requirement for successful radiation therapy is that the discrepancies between dose distributions calculated at the treatment planning stage and those delivered to the patient areExpand
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High-resolution, small animal radiation research platform with x-ray tomographic guidance capabilities.
PURPOSE To demonstrate the computed tomography, conformal irradiation, and treatment planning capabilities of a small animal radiation research platform (SARRP). METHODS AND MATERIALS The SARRPExpand
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Report of the Task Group 186 on model-based dose calculation methods in brachytherapy beyond the TG-43 formalism: current status and recommendations for clinical implementation.
The charge of Task Group 186 (TG-186) is to provide guidance for early adopters of model-based dose calculation algorithms (MBDCAs) for brachytherapy (BT) dose calculations to ensure practiceExpand
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Small animal radiotherapy research platforms.
Advances in conformal radiation therapy and advancements in pre-clinical radiotherapy research have recently stimulated the development of precise micro-irradiators for small animals such as mice andExpand
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Dual-energy CT-based material extraction for tissue segmentation in Monte Carlo dose calculations.
Monte Carlo (MC) dose calculations are performed on patient geometries derived from computed tomography (CT) images. For most available MC codes, the Hounsfield units (HU) in each voxel of a CT imageExpand
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Correlation of patient skin doses in cardiac interventional radiology with dose-area product.
The use of X-rays in cardiac interventional radiology has the potential to induce deterministic radiation effects on the patient's skin. Guidelines published by official organizations encourage theExpand
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Accuracy of the photon and electron physics in GEANT4 for radiotherapy applications.
This work involves a validation of the photon and electron transport of the GEANT4 particle simulation toolkit for radiotherapy physics applications. We examine the cross sections and samplingExpand
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Characterization of scattered radiation in kV CBCT images using Monte Carlo simulations.
Kilovoltage (kV) cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images suffer from a substantial scatter contribution. In this study, Monte Carlo (MC) simulations are used to evaluate the scattered radiationExpand
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Deriving effective atomic numbers from DECT based on a parameterization of the ratio of high and low linear attenuation coefficients.
Dual energy computed tomography (DECT) can provide simultaneous estimation of relative electron density ρe and effective atomic number Zeff. The ability to obtain these quantities (ρe, Zeff) has beenExpand
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